Electronomous – The International Car Tech & Mobility Summit

PRESS RELEASE “We are clearly committed to the goals of the Paris climate protection agreement. For this purpose, it will be necessary to make mobility entirely CO2-free.” Maik Stephan, Executive Director Corporate Strategy, Volkswagen AG Killarney, Co. Kerry – Electronomous in partnership with Mobility X report on the International Car Tech & Mobility Summit currently taking […]

Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2019 celebrates its Ruby Anniversary

 Press Release Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes Preview By: Sean Moriarty Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie announce today (April 29th) on the preview for the 40th edition of the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes. The biggest sporting occasion in the country this weekend will be the 40th running of the Cartell.ie Rally […]

Consumer Shift towards Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Hybrids

PRESS RELEASE The International Car Tech and Mobility Summit organisers Electronomous and Mobility X report today (April 23) on a sharp consumer shift towards Electric Vehicles (EVs) and a healthy growth in the numbers of hybrid vehicles: EV numbers are up 6 times on last year and the hybrid market has advanced 20 per cent. […]

Silicon Valley comes to Kerry

PRESS RELEASE Electronomous – The International Car Tech & Mobility Summit   Electronomous in partnership with Mobility X announces today (April 18) the latest instalment of the exciting International Car Tech and Mobility Summit- Electronomous. Hollywood Star and Racing Driver Michael Fassbender will lead the gathering with a fireside chat with former Top Gear host  and motoring […]

Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes & Michael Fassbender

Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes & Michael Fassbender

Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes meets Michael Fassbender On Saturday the 30th of March the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes got a huge boost when Michael Fassbender, event ambassador for this year’s rally came to visit. Michael had the opportunity to sample some of the different types of rallycars in a bid to decide […]

CO2 Emissions – the trend is unfortunately upwards

PRESS RELEASE  Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie report today (10th April) on a concerning increase in CO2 emissions. In 2018, Cartell looked at the state of CO2 emissions in the private transport sector. It had been then reported that Ireland faced a significant fine in 2020 for a “serious rise in Irish greenhouse gas emissions” […]

Cartell.ie at the Geneva Motor Show 2019!

Vehicle history and data company Cartell.ie is at the Geneva Motor Show. This is the eighth visit by the company to the show. Each year the very latest and best vehicles and technology are on display and we are going to quickly guide you through our favourites! Honda Urban EV Electric vehicles are the talking […]

Michael Fassbender to feature in Rally of the Lakes

PRESS RELEASE The Rally of the Lakes organised by the Killarney and District Motor Club and title sponsor Vehicle History and Data Expert Cartell.ie are delighted to announce today (27th February) that this year’s Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes will feature the participation of a Hollywood A-lister. Michael Fassbender, the Oscar-nominated-star of 12 Years A Slave, X-Men and Steve […]

No-Deal BREXIT affecting Irish Drivers

UK Drivers License - BREXIT

Irish License Holders & BREXIT Right now, your driver’s licence is a pan-European one, which means it is valid in any EU country. Post-BREXIT, that may change, and you may need to apply for an international driver’s permit to be allowed to drive in the UK on your Irish licence. International permits are available from […]

Age of Private Fleet Drops on Younger Import

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (February 13th) that the age of the imported fleet is now at its lowest level since May 2010 and the native fleet age is now at its lowest level since September 2013. The overall picture shows the age of the private fleet, both native and […]

Residual Value – Do cars appreciate?

Do Cars Appreciate In Value? The simple answer is Yes – there are some select cars that appreciate in value once they reach a certain stage in their lifetime, however, why is this and what cars increase in value as time goes on? Obviously, some vehicles will never lose value as they are limited one-off […]

Finance Levels Rise Again – now 16.6%

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (January 9) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is at 16.61% – back to the highest levels Cartell.ie has ever recorded. This figure is up from 14.3% in December 2017 and 12.5% in July 2017. From a sample of […]

NCT vs MOT – Are they the same?

NCT vs MOT Due to the resurgence of UK imports into the Irish car market in recent years, vehicle data expert Cartell.ie decided to drill down into the published statistics for the Irish NCT and UK equivalent MOT roadworthiness tests. To assess the Top 5 UK Imports into Ireland in 2018, based on their reliability […]

Increase in VRT Surcharge – Budget 2019

Increase in VRT - Budget 2019

Increase in VRT Surcharge Budget changes are in full swing as of now. The main area of affect regarding the Automotive Industry is the 1% Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) surcharge which is being brought in for Diesel engine passenger vehicles registered in Ireland from today onwards (Native and Imported). Director General of SIMI, Alan Nolan […]

Record Number of Clocked UK Cars – Another Reason to get a Cartell Check

Clocked UK Cars cost motorists £800 million per year! The UK is now experiencing record numbers of clocked cars on their roads, according to data published by the LGA (Local Government Association). The LGA, who represents local authorities across Britain, have disclosed that more than two million vehicles contain fraudulently adjusted odometer/speedometer readings. Amazingly, clocking […]

What is C.A.V.E and how is it affecting the Automotive Industry?

CAVE Conference Image

CAVE:  Connected – Autonomous – Vehicles – Electric “Connected” – The ability through which a vehicle can share information with other vehicles and its environment. “Autonomous Vehicles” – Vehicles capable of deciding on and taking a course of action, such as steering or braking, without the need for human intervention. “Electric” – Vehicles propelled by […]

Large Numbers of Diesels Being Imported

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (October 24th) on the profile of vehicles being imported into Ireland in 2018 and reports that Irish buyers are importing diesel vehicles in significant numbers. Cartell.ie tracked the imported fleet in 2018 (all vehicles) between January 1st and September 30th (3 quarters) and found that […]

Age of Private Fleet Drops on Younger Imports

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (October 3rd) that the age of the native Irish fleet is now at its lowest level since September 2013 and the imported fleet age, thanks to a surge in newer imports, is now at its lowest level since August 2010. Cartell.ie tracked the age of […]

17,363 Vehicles in Ireland have 10 owners or more

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie report today (September 5th) that 17,363 private vehicles in Ireland (excluding imports) have 10 owners or more over the lifetime of the vehicle –excluding garage sales. The highest number of owners recorded for a single vehicle is 31 owners. There are 145 vehicles with 17 owners, 82 […]

Carzone Motoring Report 2018

In July, our friends over at Carzone.ie produced their Motoring Report which examined trends in the Irish motoring market. They kindly credited ourselves, Cartell.ie, for providing some of the data used throughout. Check out a synopsis of the report below or download the full report in PDF format here. Key Takeaway: Irish motorists report an […]

Average Value of New Private Vehicle more than €30,000

Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE report today (July 25th) that the buyer of a new private vehicle in Ireland is now purchasing a vehicle worth more than €30,000 on average for the first time since Cartell.ie started recording these statistics. Cartell.ie calculated the total value of new vehicles purchased in Ireland between the years 2006 […]

New Toll Scheme; EVs & Plug-ins to Benefit

New Toll Scheme for EVs and PHEVs

Ireland’s new toll scheme is now up and running, and it’s great news for owners of Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles. Overview: The Electric Vehicle Toll Incentive (EVTI) Scheme commenced on July 1st 2018 and is expected to run until December 31st 2022. This allows EV and PHEV owners to now avail of toll discounts […]

Saudi women to get behind the wheel!

Saudi Woman Driving

It’s official, Saudi women are now allowed behind the wheel after the decades long ban has been lifted. Last September it was announced the ban would be lifted, and the first licences were issued to women this month. More than 120,000 women applied for a driver’s license Sunday, according to senior Ministry of Interior and […]

Tyre fitters and retailers subject to inspection by the SEAI

Up to 120 Irish tyre fitters and retailers will be subject to inspection by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) this summer. With the goal being, to make sure they are all complying with EU tyre labelling regulations. Introduced in 2009, labels give consumers important information on their tyre selection, including fuel consumption and […]

Last Year of the Preteens – Cartell’s 12th Birthday

It’s time for cake! This week we are celebrating Cartell’s 12th Birthday. It’s hard to believe two years have already passed since the big 10th celebration, time flies when you’re having fun as they say. We’re delighted to be continuously helping people with one of the bigger and more difficult decisions they have to make, […]

Manus Kelly and Donall Barrett win the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2018

What a May bank holiday that was, is it any wonder why it’s our favourite weekend of the year. At the end of a duel that lasted the entire weekend, Donegal pair Manus Kelly and Donall Barrett in their Subaru Impreza WRC took home their third International rally win when they added the Cartell.ie International […]

Lexus launch their Service service, powered by Cartell.ie!

Lexus have just released their new Car Service website lexusservice.ie, which is powered by ourselves at Cartell.ie. The website will allow Lexus owners to enter the registration of their current vehicle, Cartell.ie then works instantaneously (in the background) to find the vehicle information for Lexus, who provide a listing of Service packages available. The user […]

PRESS RELEASE – Cartell.ie Rally of The Lakes

Killarney and District Motor Club held the official launch to the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2018 on Sunday 15th at Brehon Hotel Killarney. There were some beautiful rally cars on display and a large crowd in attendance. Officials, Organisers, Sponsors, distinguished guest speakers such as TD Brothers Michael & Danny Healy Rae, Councillor […]

Electronomous 2018 Speaker: Sharon Masterson from ITF at OECD

Ahead of her presentation at Electronomous 2018 we managed to grab some time with Sharon Masterson from ITF at OECD. In a nutshell, what are you going to be talking about at Electronomous 2018? I look forward to introducing participants to some exciting work that the ITF has done, on shared mobility solutions for instance. […]

Electronomous 2018 Speaker: Armin Fendrich, Ridecell

In advance of Electronomous 2018 we caught up with Armin Fendrich of Ridecell for a short chat on his upcoming talk at THE CAR TECH SUMMIT/ In a nutshell, what are you going to be talking about at Electronomous 2018? Our presentation will discuss the future or transportation. New mobility services such as ridesharing and carsharing are poised to be the […]

Electronomous 2018 Speaker: Clare Jones, What 3 Words

In advance of Electronomous 2018 we caught up with Clare Jones CCO at What 3 Words for a short chat on her upcoming talk at THE CAR TECH SUMMIT/ Q. In a nutshell, what are you going to be talking about at Electronomous 2018? A. I’ll be sharing the story of what3words. I’ll share our […]

Electronomous 2018 Speaker: Simon Morley, Bosch

We caught up with Electronomous 2018 Speaker- Simon Morley from Bosch for a quick Q&A about his upcoming talk! Q. In a nutshell, what are you going to be talking about at Electronomous 2018? A. I will start by talking a bit about Bosch’s  early involvement in automated driving and its new focus on mobility of […]

Auto, Tech worlds gear-up for Electronomous 2018

Dublin, March 1, 2018 – An international line-up of experts from the automotive and technology industries will gather in Killarney, Ireland, this May for Electronomous, the annual forum for topics including electric vehicles, connected car technology, autonomous vehicles, cyber security and more. The conference, organised by vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie, will discuss how […]

Vehicles more Fuel Efficient yet Ireland faces Carbon Penalty

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie reports today (March 14th) that fuel efficiency for vehicles in Ireland has increased significantly yet Ireland still faces stiff EU penalties for increased carbon emissions. Cartell.ie examined fuel efficiency figures for all new vehicles sold in Ireland between 1998 and 2017. Over that time efficiency has increased […]

Geneva Motor Show 2018 – Take 10!

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is at the Geneva Motor Show again – our seventh time making the trip. Here are our 10 best bits from this year: 1. Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder Let’s start with something top-end. This Lamborghini has a 5.2-litre V10 naturally-aspirated engine and accelerates from 0-100 kmph in 3.1 seconds while 0-200 kmph in […]

Ireland bracing for influx of UK business imports

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie has today (21st February) expressed its concern that a UK interpretation of its consumer protection laws could see the number of company imports coming into Ireland shoot up. One million UK car buyers unknowingly bought an ex-rental or company car in the UK in the past 12 […]

What is it about Tuesdays?… The most popular day to buy a used car in Ireland

In February 2014 Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie reported the most popular day to buy or sell a motor vehicle in 2013 was a Tuesday. Read that article here. Fast-forward 4 years and Cartell data continues to show the most popular day to buy a used car in Ireland remains as Tuesday.     Looking further into this, […]

Native Irish Fleet Lowest Since 2006 – As Imports Soar

Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (January 31st) that the size of the native Irish fleet is now at its lowest level since March 2006 (1.78 million) as imports soar (488k). The size of the native fleet (vehicles first registered in Ireland) fell quite dramatically in the final quarter of 2017: recording 1.85 […]

China plug-in and electric vehicle sales in 2017

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is publishing a blog that appeared on car communications site carandus.com. China sold 777k new-energy vehicles – plug-in and electric vehicle – in 2017, a whopping 53% increase over 2016, according to Green Car Reports. The massive growth in plug-in and electric vehicle sales can be attributed to government subsidies that support domestically […]

Finance Levels Rise Again – now 14.3%

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (2nd January) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 14.3% – up from 12.5% in July 2017 and 11.5% in January 2017. From a sample of over 5,906 vehicles offered for sale and checked via the Cartell.ie website in 2017 it was […]

Giving Our Customers Good Advice!

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is writing about our customer experience with our service in a series of blogs. Recently we helped Niamh* who was interested in buying a vehicle which was a previous import. She spoke to our team about the best option for her and we explained a three star check will include the […]

Age of Fleet Falls as Imports at all-time high

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (November 29th) that the age of the fleet in Ireland is falling while the size of the imported fleet reaches an all-time high. Cartell.ie first tracked the average age of all native private vehicles in Ireland (excluding imports) for each month between 1999 and 2017. […]

Donal O’Brien RIP

It’s with great sadness that we mark the loss of one of our faithful and energetic trade customers Donal O’Brien. His daughter Nicole sent us a beautiful tribute which we are posting here in his honour. Donal was always brought up around cars as his father John ran a car business on Friars walk in […]

Upgrading to a Three Star Check!

Vehicle history checking expert Cartell.ie is looking at how we help our customers. Recently we helped Frank* with history for an imported vehicle. A Three Star History and Finance check with Cartell.ie will provide the UK history and finance data for the vehicle as well as the Irish history and finance. Frank originally did a […]

How We Help our Customers!

Vehicle History expert Cartell.ie, in the first of a series of blogs, is looking at personal interest stories from customers who have used the service. One customer, Deirdre* called about the mileage discrepancy showing on her Cartell.ie history check. Our dedicated Customer Service team, advised her the car appeared to have lost approximately 30 thousand […]